Was pulled on interstate today, armed,Leo cool.
I was cruising 70 in a 70 zone with a Leo behind me. My buddy was in the truck with me. We passed a reduced speed ahead sign so I canceled my cruise. We passed the 60 mph limit sign and my truck had just dropped under 65 mph. The LEO hit the lights and pulled me over. I am a fairly new CWP holder and was a little nervous but knew the law and new what I had to do. As the LEO approached, I told my buddy, "Great, I'm going to have to tell him I have a gun." He said "What??!!, you have a gun?" I said yes, but I am legal. The LEO approach on the passenger side and said, license and registration please, you were speeding 10 over the limit. I didn't want to argue. I handed him my license, cwp, and registration and told him I was a CWP holder and that I was armed. He just blinked at me and said OK...don't make any sudden moves and where is the firearm? I was wearing the Smart Carry holster and had my Glock 27 w/extra clip. I told him where it was and he said keep your hands on the wheel and don't move. He then walked around to the drivers side of my truck, opened the door for me and said for me to step out of the vehicle. He walked me to the back of the truck. I assume so the cruiser video camera could record the procedure. He then had my pull out my gun with 2 fingers and hand it to him. He them put the gun in the bed of my truck and told me to get back in the truck and wait. I got in the truck and he picked up the gun and went to his car. It took about 15 minutes but he finally came back and handed me the gun (he had unloaded it) and handed me the clip. He then told me he was just going to give me a warning on the speeding because I told him I was a CWP holder and told him I was armed. He said he appreciated me obeying the law in that respect. He also said he wished more people would do the same thing.:danceban:
He also ran the gun to make sure it was clean. It was a positive experience for me.
My buddy asked him what would have happened if I didn't volunteer the CWP and armed issue. He said I would have had my gun confiscated and I would have been arrested if he had found out on his own. He also said if the gun had come back stolen or with a negative history I would have been arrested. So please, if you by a gun from a private citizen, be careful. It may have a history that is not good and it could cause you some grief.:yup: